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Self-Guided Online Course Design and Development

Image: Design “How can I best prepare my students for an online course?”

“What should I do differently when I teach my online course?”

“To what extent should I be available to my students?”

“What should I be doing during different stages of the course (before, during, and after)?”


The 3 Steps of the Teaching Phase will help you answer these and other common questions and provide you with best practices, timelines, and recommended strategies to prepare you for the unique teaching needs of the online environment.

[ Click on the steps below to expand detail ]

iconStep 1: Finalize Your Syllabus
  • Now that you have completed the course design and build, use the information from your Couse Design Plan to finalize the syllabus template you downloaded in Phase 1. We encourage you to revise the eCampus Course Syllabus Template as necessary to meet the unique nature of your online course.
  • Browse through the eCampus Course Information page for more examples of online course syllabi.

iconStep 2: Review eCampus Knowledge Base Articles on Teaching Online
iconStep 3. Review and Evaluate

During this phase, use the Quality Matters Workbook to evaluate how well you have met the following standards:

  • Course Overview and Introduction (Standards 1.1-1.9)
  • Learner Support (7.1-7.4)




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